Incident Date: Apr 30, 2006
Report Date: June 2006
Incident Type: Death
Brachycephalic: Yes Definition
Animal Age: 2 years
Flight Number: CO 1151
Originating Airport: EWR (Newark Liberty Intl)
Destination Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Reporting Airport: ATL (Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta Intl)
Incident #2: CO flight 1151 EWR-ATL American Bulldog - Female April 30, 2006 Name: Midget Age: 2yrs
Description of the Incident: Midget was flying from Boston to Atlanta. She was observed by the PetSafe agent in Newark when she made her connecting flight and appeared to be normal. However, upon arrival of flight 1151 into Atlanta a few hours later, she was found deceased inside her kennel.
Description of the Cause of the Incident: A necropsy was performed and no abnormalities were noted and the Veterinarian noted that there was no definitive diagnosis.
Description of any corrective action taken: After a thorough investigation, it was determined that there were no mechanical problems with the aircraft, and all Continental procedures were followed. Ambient temperatures were between 50-60 degrees throughout the journey, so heat did not play a role. Midget appears to have died of natural causes. Death was not related to Continental's handling or transit, so no corrective action was necessary.